MEC clarifies electoral material disposal move: 2019 items not part of auction- Alfandika

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The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says the electoral materials it intends to publicly auction off are not connected to the May 21 2019 tripartite elections.

Sam Alfandika: Chief Elecions Officer Sam Alfandika: Chief Elecions Officer
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Since last week, MEC has been advertising through the local media that it will be boarding off obsolete and old materials through a public auction.


The materials include cameras, memory cards, accident-damaged vehicles and printers.


However, some electoral stakeholders question the move as it is coming amidst presidential election results disputes currently at the constitutional ourt in Lilongwe.


But in a statement, MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika emphasised that the materials that are being boarded off through the public auction were not used for the 2019 elections.


“None of these materials was used in 2019 tripartite elections and, therefore, not in any way connected to the evidence to be tendered in court in the ongoing elections case.


“Stakeholders should also be informed that, in accordance with section 119 of Parliamentary and Presidential Election Act, the MEC already deposited with the Clerk of Parliament all records for the 2019 tripartite elections,” said Alfandika.


Meanwhie, elections case continues at the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe today.

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